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Hi I'm Christian Reid

I do triathlons. I listen to reggae music. I want to change the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im now a sophmore in college and about a year ago I returned home from serving a two year mission. I love to listen to music from around the world, dance to it, and exercise. Without exercise I don't know what I would do, combined with the scriptures, it is my key to sanity. Since I was a kid I always received a lot of love from my family which has had a huge impact on the way I see the world. I also was always taught to dream and I have always had big dreams, especially being an astronaut! I mean who doesn't want to go to outer space!? As I've grown and learned I have found a great desire to become an educator, because those who have taught me, have given me great hope and inspiration to make a positive change in the world. I am still exploring what I exactly want my career to look like, and so far the process of learning about different careers has been one of the most fun times of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and as a young teenager I let myself get pretty distracted from what was most dear to me because of some heartache I was facing. When I was 17 I started to have strong feelings about my life purpose being in serving a mission, and after having a few near death experiences on the highway and spiritual confirmations, I knew I needed to prepare to serve. By the time I was 18 I was already on my way to becoming the man who would be worthy to represent Christ as a full time missionary, but I needed to have a confirmation that the Book of Mormon was true. After months of consistent study, and prayer, I finally got an answer. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that God lives. He loves us! What he has helped me to accomplish so far in life has been far greater than anything I ever imagined on my own. You might say that I have been to the moon and back already :)

How I live my faith

My first big leap into living my faith was making changes to my lifestyle that would allow me to serve a mission. The preparation and actual time that I spent on my mission was the most rewarding experience of my whole life. I spent two years adding people to my family and sharing my my heart with them, making new friends, and helping them to be the people that they wanted to be; does it get better than that? Not for me :) I have decided that this is how I want to live the rest of my life and - although I may no longer be a proselytizing nomad, helping people to achieve their true potential through the power of God is still my greatest goal in life. That is because the potential of each person is beyond anything that I can even understand, that is the best part.